Scientia Education Academy

Inspiring Educational Excellence

The UNSW Scientia Education Academy (SEA) unites the passion, commitment and expertise of the Scientia Education Fellows to enhance teaching and learning across UNSW

Established in October 2016, the UNSW Scientia Education Academy recognises our most outstanding educators for their leadership and contributions to enriching education, and gives them a platform to showcase and facilitate educational excellence at UNSW and beyond. 

Appointed from across all UNSW faculties, Scientia Education Fellows share a genuine passion to inspire students to achieve their absolute best, both during the studies and in their long-term careers. 

The Fellows champion educational excellence by:

  • enhancing the profile and quality of teaching and learning within the University
  • providing inspiration and vision with contributions to educational scholarship and policy
  • promoting improvements within teaching practice through individual and group projects 
  • modelling collegial approaches to mentoring within the UNSW education community.

What is the purpose of the Academy? 

Hear from the Academy's Inaugural Director (2016-2018), Professor Chris Tisdell


Learn more about the Academy and its work

Meet the Fellows

Committed to learning and teaching practice within UNSW, the Scientia Education Fellows provide leadership and vision in learning and teaching across UNSW and in the higher education sector. 

Lecture series

The Scientia Education Academy Lecture Series highlights the innovative educational practices of our outstanding educators who inspire our students to achieve great outcomes both in their studies and future careers. Lecture recordings for all past lectures are available. 

myEducation Portfolio

myEducation Portfolio is a platform that enables UNSW staff to demonstrate their educational achievements in relation to the dimensions of effective teaching in higher education. 

Healthy Universities Initiative

The aim of this initiative, led by Scientia Education Academy Fellows and Education Focussed Champions, is to promote and improve student and staff self-management, success and wellbeing at UNSW.

Teaching news you can use

UNSW repository of two-minute videos outlining readily usable teaching practices for tackling common (online and face-to-face) teaching challenges. Developed in 2021 by Professor Peter Heslin and the Scientia Education Academy. 

Photo of some Scientia Education Fellows


For news & blogs from the Academy, click here.

For any questions regarding the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, please contact Professor Patsie Polly.